Top 10 Best Text to Speech Software1. Speakonia
Speakonia is free text-to-speech software that reads text aloud. It has over 20 voices (all with strong robotic accents). You can quickly change the reading speed and pitch. You can type text to speech or open any text file to read. You can save text in WAV file format so you can listen to these files later but to use this feature you have to register the software online for free.
HTML5-based Text-To-Speech library designed to add voice features to web sites and apps across all smartphone, tablet and desktop devices. Supports 51 languages through 168 voices, no dependencies and lightweight. Latest HTML5 technology what allows the Speech API for Speech Synthesis and Speech Recognition, Speech Synthesis or more commonly known as Text To Speech (TTS) is now available in most modern browsers, unlike other ‘Text to Speech’ options (Text To Speech engines to render MP3 audio files from text and then download them from servers) HTML5 technology doesn’t follow that, so it super instant and super powerful.
eSpeak is compact and open source text to speech software. It can open and read aloud TXT and XML files. You can type or copy text to its window also. It has various built in voices. You can save text to WAV file format. It can open or play WAV files also. You can change the speak rate and volume easily. The program has very simple interface and is easy to use.
4. Text To Wav
Text To Wav is free text-to-speech software. It can read any typed text or you can open any TXT or HTML file to read aloud. It can convert TXT or HTML files to WAV file format. You can choose from various voices. You can set the font of the text. You can adjust the speed, pitch, and volume of the voice easily by moving slider in the desired direction. It doesn’t require installation and can be used as portable software.
5. Natural Reader
Natural Reader is a text to speech software available free for Windows. It can read any text for you. It can read text from text files, web pages, emails, PDF files, word files and from other various sources. You can adjust the volume, speed, voice etc. easily. You can choose from different voices. You can highlight any text and by pressing the hotkey it reads the text for you.
6. Say It Now
Say It Now is a free text to speech software. You can type or paste any text to its window to speak. You can also load any web page in its window and it can speak its content for you. You can save the text as audio in WAV format. You can change the speech rate easily. You can choose from different voices installed on your system.
DSpeech is a free text to speech software with a functionality of ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition). It can read aloud the written text. You can save the text as WAV, MP3, OGG or AAC format. You can configure the voices also. It requires no installation and can be used as a portable software.
8. Speak Out
Speak Out is a free text to speech software. It can read any text you typed or a text file for you. It can also read clipboard contents. You can open any text file with it and it can easily read it for you. It has a simple user interface and does not have many functions. You can pause or stop the voice at any time.
Balabolka is a free Text-to-Speech (TTS) software. You can use all the computer voices installed on your system with it. You can save text as a WAV, MP3, or in OGG file format. It can read the clipboard contents; you can view and read the text from DOC, RTF, PDF, HTML and from other files. You can alter the voice parameters like rate and pitch easily.
10. Read Aloud
Read Aloud is a free text to speech program. It can read your text aloud from various sources. It has a web page text reader that browses for given webpage and read it aloud. It has a text pad and you can paste text into its window and it will read it for you. It also has a clipboard watcher and can read the contents of a clipboard.
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